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Lecturer in Japanese Language

Application Window

Open date: October 3, 2022

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Sep 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Japanese Studies Program is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and has occasional openings for temporary non-tenure track lecturers.

Duties include instruction of courses on topics related to Japanese language. Lecturers will work with the program director and affiliated faculty to discuss course content and develop syllabi as needed.

Appointments may be one or more quarters based on departmental need. The 9-month salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scales.

Subsequent applications will be reviewed periodically as teaching needs arise.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)
  • Fluent proficiency in Japanese and English with strong oral and written communication skills in both languages
  • M.A. in linguistics, Japanese language, education, foreign language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related areas
  • At least three years of experience teaching Japanese language courses at the college level as a lead instructor.
Preferred qualifications

• Knowledge of and experience in current trends in curriculum design, second/foreign language teaching methodologies and assessment.
• Familiarity with effective use of technologies in language instruction.
• Commitment to student-centered and multicultural education.
• Knowledge of effective techniques for classroom management.
• Experience supervising teaching assistants
• PhD in linguistics, Japanese language, education, foreign language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related areas

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please discuss your preference and availability for full-time or part-time appointments.

  • Statement of Teaching - Please describe teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Teaching Evaluations from Students - Please provide evaluations from students in one recent course, with evaluations of the course, your teaching, and including student comments, if available.

  • Teaching Video and Lesson Plan - You may submit an unedited video (via upload or link) of recent teaching with a lesson plan.


Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)
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